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Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
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“If you wonder why you choose to worship other gods rather than wholeheartedly devote yourself to the Lord you love, examine the thought and desires that captivate your heart. That’s where you’ll fin the answer to every sin and failure in your life. Don’t be deceived into thinking that you need to develop more willpower. We need to develop godly thoughts and desires.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“Let us be so taken up with the knowledge of God's goodness and the desire to fellowship with Him that our emotions are warmed and our outer man reflects great love. Although we must not seek emotional experiences for their own sake, we must not shun them merely because others misuse them or ignore God's instructions on worship.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“The only way that we can avoid the sin of idolatry is by immersing ourselves in Spirit-enlightened study of God through the Scripture.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“Do you love me with an all-consuming devotion that rules out all other loves?”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“in my heart is rooted in lovelessness and thanklessness.... By contrast, every truly holy act, including even the inner desire to be holy, springs out of the love and worship that He has placed in my heart.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“Idols aren't just stone statues. No, idols are the thoughts, desires, longings, and expectations that we worship in the place of the true God. Idols cause us to ignore the true God in search of what we think we need.
Covenantal Gods”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“When we fail to believe the truth about who Jesus is and miss the impact of His astounding work in suffering and dying for our sin, it will be impossible to resist the allurement of the gods of this earth as they whisper their promised pleasures to us.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“The law shows how much I desperately need Christ's perfect record applied to mine.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
“Delighting to do God's will means turning from the deception that joy lies outside obedient fellowship with Him. We need to consistently disbelieve the imaginations that appear sweeter than God's lovingkindness. In order to do this, we'll have to be convinced that presence is the loveliest treasure there is. We must believe that 1101 lavish our lives with joy. "Is there not enough in heaven, in a life of endless joys with God, to make obedience lovely to you?" Only the Spirit can make Him look that good.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone

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